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Welcome to News 1978.

What was in the Newspapers and periodicals in 1978.

Adverts for Pubs, Disco's, Restaurants and places of Entertainment...

24 ALL-day drinks Licences granted.

Act One bar, Bellshill.

Allan Rough gets trained in Macintosh's Bar, Cambridge Street.

Scottish & Newcastle Breweries renovate four of their Welcome Inn's in the City of Glasgow.

Atholl Arms get a face-lift.

The Ballochmyle Bar in Duke Street takes the Cake.

The Balmore Bar, Saracen Street, is raided.

The Royal, Bank Street Coatbridge.

Bar Thugs.

Man shot in the Barge pub, Tatterhall Road, Garthamlock.

Barman rescued by a U.S. Submarine.

Beer FROTH is back.

Beer may go up 2p a Pint. ... Beer prices will be increased early in the New Year... and the rise should be around 2p a pint.

The big Scottish brewers say an increase is "inevitable" after many prices being held for nearly a year.

But none will say exactly what the new price will be. The 2p a pint forecast comes from English stock-broker Colin Mitchell who says that a rise of at least that will be needed to cover wage increases and more expensive raw materials.

These increased costs are currently being reviewed by the brewers. A spokesman for Scottish and Newcastle Breweries said today, "We wouldn't be prepared to put a price on it, but I think pricing increases are inevitable for a number of reasons.

"The brewers have all held their prices steady for a year and costs have been rising and there has been a big wage rise." Several brewery executives have agreed unofficially that a 2p increase is virtually certain.


The Bell Geordie, Bell Street.

Blazes, North Street.

Blochairn Tavern in row over early drinking.

Brown jack of the Ingram Bar dies aged 68.

The Bull Inn, Paisley has closed because the manager has been sacked.

Cairns Bar gets ready for the World Cup.

The cathkin Inn reopens.

City Slickers the men who brought entertainment to Glasgow 1978.

The Clachan, Fintry, in trouble over the BREW.

Thieves get £1500 in raid on the Clelland Bar, Gorbals.

The Club Bar, Cathcart Road, Gorbals.

The Corn Exchange gets redecorated.

More on all-day licence.

The County Roadhouse, Sprinboig.

The Croft Bar, Lugar Place.

The Cross Bar, Gallowgate.

Danny Brown's, St Vincent Street, closed down.

Danny McGrain is no pushover.

Dirty All-Day Pubs Slammed.

Dougie Brown, Pub Boss Who Helps To Lift Your Spirits.

Image of Edward Shaw, Landlord of the Forum Bar, Kelso Street.

The Farmhouse, Queen Street.

Ferrari, Sauchiehall Street.

The Fotheringay, Strathbungo.

Gigi, 46 West George Street.

The Girnin Gates, Drumchapel.

Harry Hood doesn't score with pub plan.

What is a Hurdy Gurdy.

James Horn retires from Tennent Caledonian Breweries after a lifetime in the trade.

Guess who's pulling pints at the Jean Armour?

Jock Wallace manager of Rangers F.C. smashes a bottle in the Clachan Bar.

Keenan wins fight for all-day Licence.

Lyon Street had its own Armistice service every year??

The Louden Bar, Duke Street.

The Marquis, Waterloo Street.

Mars Bar, Howard Street.

Matthew Taylor a prominent member of the Scottish Licensed Trade.

Montgomerie Arms, East Kilbride.

In the Mood a new night club opens.

The Moray, Licensed Trade Association 1978.

The Netherfield, Duke Street gets a new lounge bar.

Penny Farthing, Cathcart Road.

Plaza Bar, Dalmarnock Road, sits in the middle of nowhere.

Police Chief Backing Millan On Pubs, All-Day Drinking.

The Changing Tastes of Glasgow Restaurants.

Robert Johnstone, manger of J P Neeson, Allison Street.

Scottish Fiddlers Rally.

Tennents Can's Curvy 'Nip' that Japs will miss.

The Titwood Bar, Strathbungo.

Vega Disco, 15 Union Street.

Victoria Bar, Bridgegate set on fire after a raid.

Whistle Bar, West Campbell Street.

Willie Smith takes over the Blochairn Bar.

Volunteer Arms, Fauldhouse.

1978. In the first efficiency competition held by the Scottish branch of the United Kingdom Bartenders' Guild, an invitation select won the prizes presented by the sponsors, Hiram Walker International.

Members of the invitation select were Mr. Buchanan Aitken, the Wayfarers, Croftamie, Drymen; Mr. Andy MacDonald, The Stevedores and Taylors, Buchanan Street, Glasgow; and Mr. Jimmy Barr, the Glenmorag Hotel, Dunoon. The West were runners-up with the East, third.

The teams had to mix a Whisky Sour, a Canadian Club Manhattan and a John Collins.

The judges included Mr. E. O. Williams, general manager, Central Hotel, Glasgow; and Mr. Andrew Thompson, wine and spirit controller, Tennent Caledonian Breweries. The invitation side had got together only a night earlier.

They were standing in for a North side who were unable to take part. The presentation was made by Mr. Hector MacLennan, Scottish sales manager of Hiram Walker.


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